Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a building permit?
The following are excerpts from the 2009 International Building and Residential Codes for work that is exempt from a building permit. It is a much shorter to list work that does not require a permit versus for work that does need a permit;
Do I need an architect or engineer?
The following are links to copies of the Revised Missouri Statutes that define the practice of Architecture and Engineering. These also list instances of unauthorized practice prohibited - persons excepted.
Architects (3 pages)
Engineers (4 pages)
As a quick reference, new residential buildings that are 3 units or larger require an architect. Also, commercial building projects that involve 2,000 square feet or more require an architect.
For further information, please refer to the Missouri Division of Professional Registration for: Architects, Engineers, Land Surveyors and Landscape Architects